Items submitted to Check it Out must be events that benefit nonprofit organizations and be open to the public. Submissions should be received at least seven days in advance of the event.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Tuesday, July 13: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Teen gaming, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 14: Auburn Community Band: “Music of Famous Musicians”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Bring chair. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. FMI: 333-6601 ext 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Auburn, Thursday, July 15: Ocean Adventure Touch Talk, 9:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Space is limited. FMI and to register: 333-6640 ext. 3.

Auburn, Thursday, July 15: Teen Movie Series: “Drop Dead Fred”, 3-5 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Refreshments. Presented by the Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Auburn Public Library, sponsored by P&G/Tambrands.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 15: Summer Craft: Hummingbirds, 10-11 a.m., Parent Resource Centerd, Advocated for Children, 57 Birch St. Lewiston.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 15: Kids cooking club for ages 6-13, 4 p.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Reserve spot at 513-3133.

Turner, Thursday, July 15: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 p.m., Leavitt High School, 21 Matthews Way.

Auburn, Friday, July 16: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Library Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Sign up at 5:30 p.m. Free. Canned food item donation. Sponsored by P&G/Tambrands. FMI: Sally 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday, July 16: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lisbon, Friday, July 16; Crab meat roll supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW 9459 Auxiliary.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 16-17: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, July 17:  Indoor yard sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Danville Junction Grange.  Raffles, baked goods, and white elephant items. Luncheon. FMI: 998-5331.

Lewiston, Saturday, July 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pathway Vineyard Church, 9 Foss Road.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, July 17: Stuffed toy drive, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Dollar Store, Route 196. Benefits Lisbon Police Dept. and Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Dept. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 2358.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 17: first of the season Smorgasbord Suppers, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Grange, 370 Sabbathday Road. $7.50, kids under 10 $3.

Auburn, Sunday, July 18: Strawberry shortcake afternoon, 2-4 p.m., VFW 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $2.50. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. Benefits the Veterans Programs. FMI: 782-2856.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 18: Dance with music by Patio Cowboy, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m., FMI: 784-0389.

New Gloucester, Sunday, July 18: Let’s salsa: preserving tomatoes, peppers and spices, 1 p.m., Community Market, Amvet parking lot, Route 100. FMI: 926-5919 or www.newgloucestergardens.com.

Lewiston, Monday, July 19: ArtVan for ages 6-13, 10:30 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Lewiston, Monday, July 19: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 20: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Children’s Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 20: Classic Film Series: Calamity Jane (1953), 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 50 cents. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 20: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Mechanic Falls, Tuesday, July 20: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Mechanic Falls Town Hall, 108 Lewiston St.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 21: Teen Anime Club, 3-4 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 21: Auburn Community Band: “It’s Show Time!”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chair. FMI: 333-6601 ext 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 21: Read to a Dog, 11 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Reserve a spot at 513-3133.

Auburn, Thursday, July 22: Milkweed Puppet Theater, 10-11 a.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. All are welcome. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Thursday, July 22: Teen Movie Series: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, 2-4 p.m., Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Refreshments served. Presented by the Secual Assualty Crisis Center and Auburn Public Library. Sponsored by P&G/Tambrands. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Thursday, July 22: Shakespeare on the Green, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Library Lawn, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Presented by The Poland Players. Donations accepted. Rain location Androscoggin Community Room. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 22: Summer Craft: Ziplock Aquariums, 10-11 a.m., Parent Resource Center, Advocates for Children, 57 Birch St. FMI: 783-3990 or www. advocatesforchildren.net.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 22: Kids cooking club for ages 6-13, 4 p.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. Reserve spot at 513-3133.

Lewiston, Friday, July 23: Preschool story time for ages 2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133 or lplonline.org.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 23-24: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves and Fishes. FMI: Sister Lucille 375-8399.

Auburn, Saturday, July 24: Teen craft: paper beads necklace, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library Conference Room, 49 Spring St. Pre-registration require. Sponsored by P&G/Tambrands. FMI: Sally Holt 333-6640 ext. 4 or [email protected] 

Bowdoin, Saturday, July 24: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Fire Department, Cornish Drive, off Main Street. $7, children $3, under 5 free. Benefits Fire Dept. Auxiliary. FMI: 666-5787.

Gray, Saturday, July 24: Chicken barbecue, 5:30 p.m., Henry Pennell Municipal Complex, 24 Main St.  $9, 12 an under $4.50. Music and fireworks. Free shuttle from Gray Plaza. Sponsored by Congregational Church. FMI: 657-4338.

New Gloucester, Saturday, July 24: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Amvets Post 6. $7, 6-11 $3, under 6 free.

Wayne, Saturday, July 24: Farmers’ market, 8:30-11 a.m., Town Green, next to Post Office. FMI: waynefarmersmarket.weebly.com.

Wayne, Saturday, July 24: Androscoggin Yacht Club fundraising supper, 6 p.m., 22 Lake St. $6, 10 and under $3. All are invited.

Auburn, Sunday, July 25: Emily’s 5K Run, 9 a.m., Edward Little High School. $20. Kids fun run 8:15 a.m. Sponsored by Maine Orthopaedic Foundation. FMI: www.triplecrown5k.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 25: Dance with music by Wild Horse, 7-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall, 150 East Ave. $8. Doors open at 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.

Lisbon Falls, Sunday, July 25: Chicken barbecue, noon, Knights of Columbus Council 2358 grounds, Route 196. Tickets: 353-2091, 353-4150 or  at Holy Trinity Church

New Gloucester, Sunday, July 25: Open farm day, 12-4 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Free tours, wagon rides, displays. Barbecue meal for sale.


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